MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 14 Years
CAREER: Became a member of the Major League staff in 1999...has worked the Division Series (2004, 2007-08) and was the second base umpire for the 2012 All-Star Game in Kansas City...was assigned to the 2007 LAA-BOS?American League Division Series and the 2008 MIL-PHI?National League Division?Series...previously umpired in the Northwest League, Arizona Instructional League, South Atlantic League, California League, Eastern League and Pacific Coast League...both his father Paul and his grandfather Ed were Major League umpires, making the Runges the first three-generation umpiring family in the history of Major League Baseball...was behind the plate for the no-hitter thrown by San Francisco's Jonathan Sanchez on July 10, 2009, when the southpaw blanked San Diego at AT&T?Park...was behind the plate for two no-hitters in 2012, both at Seattle - for White Sox hurler Philip Humber's perfect game on April 21, 2012 and for the Mariners' combined no-hitter against the Dodgers on June 8, 2012...he was also the third base umpire for Matt?Cain's perfect game just five days later (6/13/12)...is one of only five active Major League umpires who have been behind the plate for multiple no-hitters (others:?Ted Barrett, Eric Cooper, Ed Hickox and Jeff Kellogg)...like Brian, both Ed and Paul also served as a home plate umpire for a no-hitter; the only other father-son tandem to work the plate for a no-hitter are the DiMuros (Lou and Mike).
PERSONAL: Born in January 1970 in California...resides in southern California...has three children.« Back to umpire roster
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